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2017 – Ongoing jobless tally

By   /  March 19, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  8 Comments

All unemployment data from Statistics NZ should therefore be treated with caution. Unemployment is likely to be much higher than Statistics NZ figures indicate.

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Net annual migration passes 71,000 – Statistics NZ

By   /  February 28, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

A record 71,300 more migrants arrived in New Zealand than left in the January 2017 year, Statistics New Zealand said today. This surpassed the previous annual record set in December 2016. The net gain reflected an increasing number of people arriving here and fewer leaving to live overseas. Migrant arrivals numbered 128,300 in the January […]

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2016 – Ongoing jobless tally and why unemployment statistics will no longer be used

By   /  November 9, 2016  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  20 Comments

This blogger previously reported how Statistics NZ recently implemented a so-called “revision” which would materially affect how unemployment stats were counted and reported;

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Lies, Damned lies and Statistical Lies – ** UPDATE **

By   /  July 6, 2016  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  19 Comments

At the stroke of a pen, unemployment fell from 5.7% to 5.2%. Simply because if a person was job-searching using the internet they were “not actively seeking work“. Which beggars belief as the majority of jobseekers will be using the internet. It is the 21st century – what else would they be using?

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Lies, Damned lies and Statistical Lies

By   /  July 3, 2016  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  38 Comments

This government has done what few other Western democracies have achieved; a state of Orwellianism that Stalinist Russia, Nazi Germany, and other dictatorships required unrelenting brute force to achieve.

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Top 10 percent of households have half of total net worth – Statistics NZ

By   /  June 28, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  4 Comments

Household net worth The average New Zealand household was worth $289,000 in the year to June 2015, Statistics New Zealand said today. However wealth was not evenly distributed, with the top 10 percent accounting for around half of total wealth. In contrast, the bottom 40 percent held 3 percent of total wealth.   “While some […]

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Capitalism and the price of chocolate

By   /  February 24, 2015  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  46 Comments

Doubleplusgood!

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